Pitch Session Rules

  1. In order to ensure that everyone has an opportunity to pitch, ONLY ONE PRE-CONFERENCE SIGN-UP PER PERSON will be permitted. (You may sign up for additional sessions at the conference, if available.) Please watch your e-mail for confirmation that we received your request (check your junk folder).
  2. On-line sign-ups will close at midnight on Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Sign-ups will re-open at conference, if available slots remain.
  3. Please review agent/editor criteria prior to scheduling to ensure best fit for your work.
  4. Please report to the pitch room at least 5 minutes prior to the start of your session. You will not be permitted to enter a session late.
  5. "No show" openings will be filled on a first-come basis just prior to session times. You will not be permitted to enter a session late.
  6. Sessions will not be permitted to go over the allotted time. Notice will be given at 2 minutes and 1 minute in order to wrap-up pitches.

The Pitch Room Schedule

Friday, May 4, 2018
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.

  LITERARY AGENTS EDITORS
Time Melissa Edwards
Stonesong Literary
Stephanie Hansen
Metamorphosis Literary
Rachelle Gardner
Books & Such Literary
Courtney Knight
Clean Teen Publishing
Rhonda Penders
Wild Rose Press
Ally Robertson
Wild Rose Press
Melissa Ann Singer
Tor/Forge Books
Vivian Zabel
4RV Publishing
2:30–2:38 Kimberly Toscano Dallas Gibson M. Carolyn Steele MDMcKayne Dianne McCartney Brenda Clark Thomas Terry Nolan
2:40–2:48 Glenn Van Ornum Una Townsend Dawn Milson
2:50–2:58 Tony LoPresti Dennis Tomlinson
3:00–3:08 Z Lee Dixie Maxwell
3:10–3:18 Kristin Kaldahl Rebecca McWilliams Z. Minor
3:20–3:28
3:30–3:38
3:40–3:48 Claire Ellis Michael Ross Quinn Cameron
3:50–3:58 Anna Myers R.U.A. Rubin Larry Brandenburg
4:00–4:08 Laura deNoyelles Doug Penny
4:10–4:18 Naomi Wright
4:20–4:28 Kirsten Johnston Linda Shelby

Saturday, May 5, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.

  LITERARY AGENTS EDITORS
Time Melissa Edwards
Stonesong Literary
Stephanie Hansen
Metamorphosis Literary
Rachelle Gardner
Books & Such Literary
Courtney Knight
Clean Teen Publishing
Rhonda Penders
Wild Rose Press
Ally Robertson
Wild Rose Press
Melissa Ann Singer
Tor/Forge Books
Vivian Zabel
4RV Publishing
2:00–2:08 Marnie Vinge John T. Biggs Kathryn Spurgeon Kathleen Listman David DeGeorge
2:10–2:18 DeAnna Dear Meg Welch Dendler Terri Walters
2:20–2:28 Rae Cuda Lu Clifton
2:30–2:38 N. Wells Shelley Anne Richtr
2:40–2:48 Karri Roberts-Allen CM Healy Sue McMurphy
2:50–2:58
3:00–3:08
3:10–3:18 Jere Ellison Carissa Kellerby Diana Davis Baker
3:20–3:28 Jeff Dosser
3:30–3:38
3:40–3:48
3:50–3:58 Kevin Hesser

Volunteer Position Descriptions

Scheduling (located in pitch room waiting area) – Check writers in for their sessions and schedule for open sessions. In order to maintain schedule, check-ins will take priority over on-site scheduling.

Usher (located in pitch room waiting area) – Usher writers to their proper seats after check-in and escort writers into session at proper time. Should be personable and patient with potentially nervous writers—offer water, encouragement, etc.

Time Keeper (located inside pitch room) – Help writers find their proper agent/editor; start sessions; issue 2-minute and 1-minute warnings; end session and ensure writers exit immediately upon completion of session. In between sessions, make sure agents/editors have water, etc.

Volunteer Rules

  1. Please arrive at least 10 minutes prior to your volunteer start time.
  2. You may volunteer for more than one time period.
 

Volunteer Schedule

  Friday, May 4, 2018
2:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Time Scheduling Usher Time Keeper
2:30–3:30 Marcia Preston Jennifer McMurrain
3:30–4:30 Marcia Preston
  Saturday, May 5, 2018
2:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Time Scheduling Usher Time Keeper
2:00–3:00 Rex Griffin
3:00–4:00 Linda Shelby Rex Griffin
 

Pitch Room & Volunteer Sign-Up Form